When it comes to choosing a Funeral Director it’s important to select the right professional for the service you require and certainly one that will make yours, your family’s and the deceased’s wishes a priority.
Thorne-Leggett is here to support you and your family in the immediate aftermath of bereavement. We will take you through the decisions you need to make for the funeral arrangements with utmost respect and dignity in accordance with your individual requests.
Whether your choice is for a burial or cremation, a religious or non-religious service, locally or at a distance, you will be able to select everything you need from our extensive range of products and services.
• Get a medical certificate from a GP or hospital doctor.
• Register the death within 5 days to get the documents required to arrange the funeral. If the death has been reported to a coroner, you can’t register the death until the coroner gives permission.
• Most local councils run a service called Tell Us Once, which enables you to report a death to most government organisations at the same time. Your local registrar will give you a unique reference number to access the service online or by telephone. You will need the deceased’s date of birth, National Insurance number, driving licence and passport numbers, details on any benefits such as State Pension, details of any local council services they were receiving such as Blue Badge, name and address of next of kin and name, address and contact details of the estate executor. Tell Us Once will then notify all relevant government organisations.
• Notify the deceased’s bank and other financial organisations.
• Make your funeral arrangements.
We understand the importance of delivering a personal service of the highest standard and are proud to provide comprehensive funeral arrangements.
It is our policy to be open and informative about the funeral costs from the outset. Our costs are divided into three main groups.
In addition to traditional black limousines, we offer nostalgic glass hearses drawn by two or four Friesian horses and a restored Edwardian hand wheel bier.